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About Raise Green

Meet the team

Franz Hochstrasser

CEO & Co-Founder: Former Obama appointee on energy and climate for the White House, US State Dept, and USDA. Part of the core team that negotiated the Paris Agreement.

Matt Moroney

COO & Co-founder: Data scientist with 10+ years experience in environmental remediation, permitting and sustainability strategy.

Jackie Logan

Head of Originator Sales: 30+ years of experience building financial products with deep expertise in compliance and product development.

Omino Gardezi

Advisor: Business and design leader, startup advisor, and filmmaker Omino Gardezi is a successful leader of global creative firms who has advised Fortune 100 companies on design and innovation issues.

Dr. John Clippinger

Advisor: MIT Media Lab and MIT City Sciences researcher, founder and visionary on complex-self organizing systems and new approaches to organizational and institutional design to address fundamental civic, economic and ecological issues.

Dr. Angel Hsu

Advisor: Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies at UNC Chapel Hill and Founder/Director of the Data-Driven EnviroPolicy Lab, an interdisciplinary research group that innovates and applies quantitative approaches to pressing environmental issues.

Dr. Martin Wainstein

Advisor: Founder of Yale Open Lab, and Founder of Open Climate Collabathon, researcher at MIT Digital Currency Initiative. Open source and blockchain tech expert with PhD in distributed energy systems.

Justin Ketzler

Marketing Associate: Environmental Studies and Economics at Lewis & Clark College with 4+ years of marketing experience. Also a classical pianist and professional mariner, having logged 300+ days aboard traditionally-rigged sailboats.

Odessa Deng

Marketing and Development Intern: Studying Neuroscience and Theater at Harvard College. Currently in New Orleans on a gap year, mastering the art of Zoom musicals and crowd-investing portals.

Carlos Robles

Programming Intern: Studying Computer Science and Neuroscience at Harvard College, with a passion for sustainability and climate conservation. Champion of his second grade class' spelling bee competition.

Fatima Koroma

Project Finance Intern: Studying systems engineering at University of Pennsylvania. Previously conducted Smithsonian mentored research projects in high school.

Venkat Raghunath

Project Finance Intern: Studying Energy Systems at Northeastern University. Energy Engineer with a few years of experience in IT and automobile industry. Loves soccer!

Zoe Banks

Marketing and Outreach Intern: Studying Psychology at Harvard College, and a member of the water polo team. Currently rescuing sea turtles in Ecuador!

Jehseok Alex Kim

Business Development and Content Creation Intern: Studying Finance and Marketing at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Passionate about ecological issues, equality, and jazz.

Kanishka Parganiha

Data Science Intern: Studying Industrial Engineering with a focus on Data at Northeastern University. An avid learner who enjoys digging into complex problems and thrives on solving them.

Maxwell Salvadore

Programming Intern: Studying Computer Science and Mathematics at Northeastern University. President of Northeastern's DATA Club, an organization aimed at promoting data literacy, and Captain of the Club Water Polo team.

Lauren Hale

Executive Assistant: Environmental Studies graduate from University of California, Santa Cruz. Dancing her way through life in an attempt to make it more sustainable, just, and groovy for all.

Cassandra Jaime

Clean Energy Project Manager: 6 years’ experience building incredible teams, products, and services in tech and climate advocacy environments.

Tyler Ogden

Clean Energy Project Manager: Over 7 years of experience in cleantech. Received a B.A. from Hampshire College and has advised Fortune 500 companies, venture capital firms, and government research institutions on open innovation, startup investment, technology strategy, and research & development.

...there needs to be more authentic market-makers, like Raise Green, who are not reclassifying traditional assets by ‘greenwashing,’ but are pioneering the development of new, truly sustainable investments.



We are powered by people

We have entered a critical decade in our efforts to combat the disastrous effects of climate change.

People around the world have been taking to the streets & airwaves, asking for governments, companies and their communities to take action. Citizens and municipalities are searching for solutions, and investors want to have real impact with their dollars.

Raise Green was built as a direct call to the question people urgently asking- What action can you take to actually make a difference?

Raise Green's Values


We have a strong bias towards action. We’re on a mission to catalyze local development and help people create and fund thousands of community-scale clean energy projects and climate solution companies across the United States.


We are the 1st green crowd-investing portal in the United States dedicated to climate solutions and open to all investors, whether you’re looking to invest thousands in clean energy or your first $100. We help all people to use the power of their capital to create direct change.


We back investments that have verifiable social and environmental impact. This isn’t the greenwashing you see in your typical investment. With Raise Green, you will know exactly what you own, and the impact it makes.

Open Positions

Raise Green Partners

Raise Green has a number of enterprise partners to help deliver top quality financial services and product, including: Img